Saturday, November 15, 2008

All purpose "green" cleaner

I found this in a recent issue of Good Housekeeping. I already have one that I make myself, but I like the added ingredients in this one. I just have to pick up castile soap because I ran out. If you try it, let me know what you think and if you did anything different than what the "recipe" says.

Gorgeously Green All-Purpose Spray

Fill a 32-ouce plastic spray bottle with the following:

2 cups water
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon pure castile soap (such as peppermint)
3/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
20 drops tea tree oil
20 drops lavender or lemongrass essential oil
(In summer months, add 10 drops citronella essential oil as an insect repellent.)

This cleaner is suitable for acrylic, ceramic tile, wood, marble, and granite.

1 comment:

Mommy B said...

I have never used this particular mix, but I may give it a try.

I generally use plain water and a good microfiber cloth for windows, mirrors and stainless steel. I mix a little Murphy's oil soap and water in a bottle for cleaning my wood (I have a lot of it) and I use baking soda for scrubbing and I keep some clorox greenworks around too. I do keep bleach and ajax handy for those just in case things, but that's generally all I use.